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BODY WORK WITH WENDY

Myofascial Release Therapy

RELIEVE PREGNANCY DISCOMFORT - MAKE MORE SPACE FOR BABY

PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR BIRTH - SUPPORT RECOVERY

 

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release is gentle, sustained pressure on muscle and connective tissue,

resulting in softening and releasing of acute and/or chronic fascial restrictions. It is

a very individualized treatment, which follows the unique fascial restrictions of your

body, resulting in long term, whole body benefits.

 

By addressing the fascial restrictions that are often compounded in pregnancy, we create more balance, ease aches and pains and "make more space" for Baby. We make pregnancy more comfortable and give Baby the opportunity to get in the best possible position for birth.

When Should I Get Treated?

 

1.  Any time you have on-going pain.

2. Prenatally, we recommend an assessment around 32-34 weeks.

3. If you know your baby is breech, transverse or op and you're trying to make more space and balance maternally to encourage your baby to move into a different position. (Note: We do not move or directly treat the baby; myofascial therapy may be part of a broader treatment plan and/or a precursor to an external cephalic version.)

4. At 38-39 weeks if your baby is not engaged.

5. Postpartum recovery for Mother and Baby.

Want to learn more?

 

Wendy is a Spinning Babies™ trained practioner. Their website offers suggestions for myofascial treatment in pregnancy and labor. Click here to learn more about Spinning Babies™ recommendations for  MFR  to support easier labor the best positioning for your baby.

Here's a link to a youtube video that explains more: "What is Myofascial Release?"

Click here to go to articles about Myofascial Release by my world renown instructor, John Barnes, PT.

FEES

 

Myofascial Release Treatment (Prenatal, Labor Prep, or Postpartum)

Initial session: $160 - 90 min consult including history, assessment, and treatment (at your home)

Standard treatment session: $120 - 1 hr (at your home)

*my doula clients receive a complimentary assessment & mini treatment

 

TESTIMONIALS

"I started seeing Wendy in my 3rd trimester when I was experiencing a lot of pain around my hips, sacrum, and lower back area. I saw a chiropractor a few times and had prenatal massage without any improvement, and was really hoping to find some sort of healing modality to help with the pain and help get my body in as healthy and balanced a place as possible for the birth of my baby. I was amazed at how much better I felt after just one session with Wendy! She is a true healer and my body responded very well to her touch. I continued to see Wendy for the remainder of my pregnancy and I felt stronger, more balanced, and more prepared for birth after each session. I was also able to play with my very active 2-year old without pain again - hooray! My labor and delivery were very fast and easy, and I felt strong very soon after the birth. I think a good part of that had to do with how ready my body was, thanks to Wendy. I highly recommend Wendy for myofascial release - her touch is very light and relaxing, but the results are huge. Wendy is a gifted healer, she truly cares about the well-being of her clients and she is a joy to be around." - Katie M.

"Fantastic  news! Baby is head down! Thank you, Wendy!" -CC

"Successful version! Thanks for helping me prepare - physically and emotionally." -CH

"Thanks for all the help and positivity! She's head down!" -JK

"I really didn't know what MFT was or what a session would be like, but let me tell you it is absolute magic.
Wendy has a special gift for knowing what you need. She is a wonderful, calm healer and she "coaches" me through each session, emotionally and physically. I feel like a million bucks every time I walk out of her studio." - Alicia

Massage

Labor Induction Massage - $220/90 minute session at your home or hospital

This effective blend of acupressure, meridian work, chafing, and relaxing massage promotes labor. Recommended for women at full term or women hoping to avoid medical induction. 

 

Labor Massage only - $200/first hr at your home or hospital*

*additional travel fees may apply

prenatal massage induction myofascial release

TESTIMONIALS

 

"After I had my massage with Wendy, I literally went into labor when I got home. Had my baby girl the next morning at 11am, all natural, no drugs! Thank you so much for helping me get things going - and the affirmations of a smooth labor that you played during the massage were echoing in my mind. So happy to have had the birth I wanted! I'm recommending you to all my pregger friends!" - Denise

"Due to nearing 42 weeks, I went to Wendy for MFR and induction massage. INCREDIBLE. So wonderfully powerful! And not only did she ensure that I was physically ready, but she later graciously emotionally checked in with me to assure we were all set. [Baby arrived the next day!] - Michelle

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"Thank you so much for coming to the hospital and doing wonderful labor massage! My client was at 5cm when you arrived and at 8cm when she was checked about 30 minutes after your 1 hour massage. Your massage really helped her labor take off and I think the energy shift you brought really made a difference, too- (not to mention giving Dad and I a little break!)"- Grateful Doula

INTAKE FORMS

If possible, please print and fill out prior to arrival.

Pediatric Intake Form

Massage and Myofascial Intake Form